A Shame Filled Entitlement

Social Security is a Federal program we pay for every day of our working lives. I started working when I was 15 and paying into Social Security. I looked at those steep payments being taken from my check every week as a savings plans for retirement. I also knew in case of injury, I was paying into Social Security so it…

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My Night.

In my bed. Breathing, Rise and fall, Veins beat with pain. In the darkness. In my body, like a song. Stillness. Hold my breath, Pain pulsating, no! Foreign. My body, is my own? Pulsing pain beats. Never ends, Rise and fall. ~k.lynel

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Will You Fight for Me?

A while back I wrote about having to “make the dreaded call” to my doctor. Things were not going so well and I knew I was getting used to my medication. It just wasn’t working anymore. So, time for new medications that come complete with side effects. The first two weeks are the worst, tapering…

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Ample Make this Bed.

I am reposting this in honor of my special “cheeky monkey” who passed away in 2017. Every holiday you are missed and now we remember you on your birthday …the first one without you. Ample Make this Bed by Emily Dickinson is by far one of my favorite poems. Maybe it had such a big…

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My Brother, My Soldier

Kory was 37 years old when he died from a very aggressive form of cancer at the Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio Texas. Kory was a Specialist in the U.S. Army. Kory became my little brother when he was 9 years old, we adopted him from South Korea. Kory was my brother for 27 years…

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I travel … “Soft for 30”

Honestly, it has been quite a while since my husband and I got on a plane for a vacation but we are fortunate to share ownership of a lake home with my siblings. This was my Dad’s original homestead and was even recognized as a Century Farm! Our family received a plaque at our county fair…

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Mind Field Monday

Evanescence is one of my all-time favorite groups. On this Monday, this is definitely a … dedication song… (The hubby and I are fine, this is not his song!)   “I pulled away to face the pain, and I can’t go back the way I came.” ~Kim  

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Hello, Shadow Boxer?

The dictionary defines shadowboxing as a form of exercise used for training in combat sports. In psychology “shadowboxing” is a process one uses to overcome a negative self-image so success can be achieved. In the book I co-wrote, The ShadowBoxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal, we define Shadow Boxers as individuals who are fighting against a disease…

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Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #12

The time had come for me to leave my position as a psychiatric technician. I have so many more experiences I could share. I could probably write a book, but that is not to be… I had developed bursitis in my right shoulder. Every restraint just pushed me further toward needing more and more medical…

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In the Begining…

Once you have learned you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you find relief for a split second. You have a diagnosis. Then complete fear as you realize, you have no idea what this diagnosis means? Fibromyalgia Syndrome, a chronic disease. This is where we all separate on our individual paths on our journeys through the ups…

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Mind Field Monday

From a husband’s perspective… Rob Thomas wrote this for his wife who suffers from Lupus. Chronic illness. What can I do?

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Deal the Deck

How do we deal with the continually vast changing attitudes and/or personalities in our social media settings? How do we protect ourselves as well as our readers? How do we shut down those who only want to harm us? People believe they have the right to speak their mind, but take no responsibility for the fall-out after doing so.…

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